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New York University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB Faculty AccessibilityA-
Useful SchoolworkA Excess CompetitionC-
Academic SuccessB+ Creativity/ InnovationA-
Individual ValueF University Resource UseC+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyC FriendlinessC
Campus MaintenanceB- Social LifeA
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsA
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Approachable, Broken Spirit, Snooty

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Date: Jan 12 2002
Major: Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc (This Major's Salary over time)
Alot of people complain about NYU. I can't say that I am pro-NYU, at least not as far as the institution goes. There is a lot of red tape. If you don't want to be treated like a number, you have to distinguish yourself. Basically, if you're a student at NYU, you're going to need to be a little agressive to get what you want.

The class requirements can be a bit excessive, but if you don't select your classes randomly you can probably find something that interests you. Classes can be huge, but I haven't yet had a professor that wasn't acessible.

Socially - a lot of people think that NYU is incredibly anti-social. I completely disagree. I have made the best friends of my life at NYU. Obviously, if you're sitting in your room you're not going to meet anyone…and what's the chance that you're going to have something (or anything!) in common with the person you randomly sat next to in your 120 person lecture class? If you're unhappy with your social life - go out and meet people. NYU has a club for everything. No matter what you're interested in, you're likely to find it. And, NYU has fraternities and sororities…maybe not everyone's cup-of-tea, but they are there (some with pretty great housing, too.) NYU is not a conventional college, but once you get involved in something you enjoy, you definately get the feeling of community.

So, I wouldn't recommend NYU to people who would rather complain about what the University lacks instead of motivating & taking advantage of what the school & city can offer them.

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